A Daily Show video called “Saluting the Heroes of the Insurrection” shows that Fox and some of its favorite guests used violent rhetoric to provoke Trump supporters to “fight” the “rigged election” for weeks and months before the January 6th insurrection.
The cast of characters includes Fox hosts Jeanine Pirro, Lou Dobbs, Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson as well as Fox faves Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Ted Cruz, Andy Biggs, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Lara Trump, Matt Gaetz and Kayleigh McEnany.
Watch it below, via The Daily Show.
What’s happening now is the culmination of a previously sort-of-acceptable political party making a Faustian pact with the dark side and spending 40+ years pursuing power for power’s sake. I could go on and on, but I trace the rot back to the Republicans’ teaming up with the (im)Moral Majority. For all this time, a poisonous abscess has been growing in the flesh of American politics. Now the most vicious prick in history has finally lanced it, covering the party that fed and coddled it with foul pestilence and putrid pus.
(Apologies for the diatribe – I feel much better now)